Distribution of chimes
in the British Isles

The two grids on this page display graphically the distribution of chimes in the British Isles according to the weight/pitch of either the heaviest or the lightest bell and the number of bells in each instrument.  Both grids are laid out as follows:
Plot of site counts:  Bourdon Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
C0                                 C1                                  C2                                  C3          E3 ??
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 99 TOT NR
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     0 23
 .                                  1. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2.                 3 18
 .                                   .             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.                 2 17
 .                                   .             1  1  0  1  0  0  0  1. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  1            5 16
 .                                   .    1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1  1      .                                   .                 5 15
 .                                   . 1  1                              .                                   .                 2 14
 .                         1  0  0  0. 2  1  1  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0. 0  1                              .                 8 13
 .                                   .       1  0  0  1  3  0+ 2  0  0  0. 0  0  0  1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0. 1              11 12
 .                                  1. 0  0  0  0  2  0  1  1  1  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1      .             1   8 11
 .                                   . 1  0  1  2  1  0  0  3  2  0  1  1. 0  0  1                           .                13 10
 .                                   .       1  2  0  1                  .                                   .                 4  9
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1. 0. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 0. 0. 0. 0. 1. 1. 0. 0. 0. 1. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1  11  8
 + Average chime: 12 bells, bourdon code 21 = G#1 (min 10 = A0, max 39 = D3), based on 72 instruments with 2 unknowns
NOTE: The two plots on this page can be expected to have the following similarities and differences:
 
Plot of site counts:  Treble Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
           C4                                  C5                                  C6                         A6       ??
L 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 99 TOT NR
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  0 23
 .           .                                   .                   1  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1   3 18
 .       1  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1            .                                      2 17
 .          1. 1  0  0  0  0  1                  .                                   .                                  2   5 16
 .    2  0  0. 1  1  1                           .                                   .                                      5 15
1. 0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   2 14
 . 1  1  0  0. 1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1   8 13
 . 1  2  0+ 2. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0. 0  0  0  1                        .                                  3  11 12
 . 1  2  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3   8 11
2. 1  1  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  13 10
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                  1   4  9
 .  .  . 1. 1. 0. 0. 0. 1. 1. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 1. 11  8
 + Average chime: 12 bells, treble code 36 = B3 (min 25 = C2, max 57 = G#5), based on 72 instruments with 16 unknowns


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